Park City, Utah is one of my favorite places. The restaurants, mountains, quaint houses and creativity galore. And since I get to be in Salt Lake City almost every month for The Draw Shop, it’s quickly feeling like another home.
Park City during Sundance Film Festival is quite the experience. Outside of it’s regular charm you get random celebrities bumping into you as you enter the bathroom or get on line for coffee. You know peeps like Kristin Wiig, Ryan Reynolds, Burger from Sex and the City!!!! There’s tons of room on the slopes since everyone’s at the films. There’s waiting in lines to see world premieres. And, of course, the unexpected dinner experiences with adorable actors that you just saw on the big screen.
Amongst all of the industry buzz, furry boots and Marmot coats were a group of 8 addicted to dominoes and bacon.
Not only did Mike and I take our wooden box of dominoes from Thailand with us, but we also had an app that allowed us to play with each other from anywhere. So while some couples hit the slopes and another hit the movies and another stayed home – our domino game continued. And like the bacon we had at nearly every meal, we ravaged every minute of it like we were addicted. The games would start and then they continued and continued. To the point where 8 of us sat at a table in restaurants with heads in our phones making our next move against our respective games against each each other. It was a blast chock full of laughs, expletives, cheers and insults.
But, it got me thinking. It’s so encouraged to sit around a table and have a conversation or play a game. To put the phone away and interact.
But there’s a stigma. Because instead of our heads buried in our domino hands or board, they were in the phone. But, still we were all interacting with each other. So, I wonder…. is it so bad that it was digital engagement at the table rather than physical?
What do you think?